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  1. This little jet trainer from t'other side of the iron curtain piqued my interest when it arrived yesterday from AMK for review, and today I got chance to break out the sprue cutters and put some parts together. The cockpit was first, and on the inner sides of the ejection seat frames there are a couple of ejector pin marks that need filling. There are a few more dotted around the cockpit, but after some test-fitting, it looks like none of them will be seen when complete, thanks to some careful placement. I'm quite pleased with the detail in the cockpit out of the box, which should look good
  2. Having just finished reviewing this new kit from Kinetic, which was sent to us by Lucky Model in HK. You can read the review here, and I'm afraid that I caved in last night and began building it I started with the cockpit, expecting to get the seats done before I went in for tea, but I ended up building the cockpit, the sidewalls, and many of the other assemblies glued together so that it will be ready for sanding and painting as appropriate. The cockpit goes together well, with enough parts to make for a detailed rendition, although I would have liked to have seen some decal
  3. After the busy period doing server stuff all the time I'm able, the run up to which caused me to stall my Su-34 build, I'm having a little break from that more serious subject, and doing a fun build of the new Amusing Hobby Triebflugel, which is the first styrene kit of the type in 1:48, and I just couldn't resist! The kit is fairly simple, and you can see the sprue pics on my review here. What's there is nice though, and I started off putting the cockpit together. It's made up of just a few parts, and with a little clean-up goes together well. I replaced the kit r
  4. It had to happen, didn't it? I get a brand new Mig-25 in for review from those delightful folks at ICM, and next thing you know, the box just falls onto my desk, and all the cockpit parts jump out of the open box. How did that happen? Dunno, don't care, but I'm building it. I've not got very far with it so far, as it's been a tad busy here recently, so here are a few pics of the cockpit now that it's together. The parts are glued into the fuselage halves where appropriate, and not glued yet where it makes the painting easier. The seat is also constructed, and I'll be raiding the Eduard P
  5. As soon as I'd finished reviewing this little resin gem from Planet Models, I couldn't resist the urge to build it, so I started preparing some parts for assembly, then painting. I'm building it as a bit of a sanity/mojo build, as I've not done a tap of modelling for a couple of months at least, and I was starting to forget how. I've not obsessed over detail too much, nor done much in the way of research. I've just pottered on regardless I got the cockpit base painted a couple of weeks ago, then had to take a break, but yesterday I took up my modelling tools again, and began detail painti
  6. As soon as I got this kit from Martin @ T7 Models, and after the review (here) I was tempted to build it, as I've not built one of Airfix's new kits, but I also remembered that we'd reviewed a bunch of Eduard Photo-Etch (PE) and resin upgrades for it, in the shape of the cockpit set, seatbelts (STEEL), flaps, exhaust stubs and of course the wheels, the latter being in resin from their Brassin range. Putting aside the little Bren Gun Carrier I've been pottering with for my own amusement, I started cutting parts off the sprues. While the surface detail
  7. I've just finished the review of this here new kit, and you can have a read of it here if you're interested in what I thought of it before I started building. it's hot off the press & barely cooled down, and I've been snipping a few parts off the sprues already The first job is building and painting the engines. The parts are all clipped off & tidied up, and I've done a quick test fit in the lower fuselage to orient myself on how it all goes together. It fits beautifully so far, and most of the seams are hidden away in the long trunking. Can't be bad! I just applied the first b
  8. The kit can be seen in my inbox review here on BM. The intent is to build the kit out of be box. As it is multi coloured plastic, with push fits I am not using any glue or paint. Thanks to japan:cool for this kit. If you have any interest in Gundam please visit their website and have a look around. I can not be held responsible for any money spent there as they have too much "cool" stuff for sale. The kit has very detailed instructions, now I know a lot of the time we don't read these, but for this kit you do have to as there are a lot of parts inside the kit which help in the articulation, a
  9. I've been messing about building some PE parts for a Vulcan project that's going to be in a book soon (hopefully), and thought you guys might like to see some of it. It's going to be about a build of a Vulcan that has a lot of aftermarket thrown at it, and will have the bomb bay, wheel bays, cockpit and so forth updated with resin and PE parts. The list of parts so far includes the following: Airfix kit (of course) WEM Cockpit PE WEM Bomb Bay PE WEM Exterior PE Wolfpack Intakes Wolfpack Gear Bays Wolfpack Correction Set Freightdog Gods of Sea & Fire Decals I might also be using some o
  10. PLEASE READ: I'll keep updating this first post, like an article, so if you see add a post with an update look here again at the bottom I won't write a in-box review because the hyperscale guy already done so, but I have my own impressions as long as I build it. Be forgiving with my english My first impression was really good, Cartograf decals designed by Isracast , shame it's doesn't give the option for a C2 with three-tone desertic camouflage which differs from the desertic C7 in the base color and design. It's a shame the error on the supersonic fuel tank (about 14mm shorter), but with
  11. About the aircraft: The Raiden was a point defence interceptor developed by the Imperial Japanese Navy and used in the war to intercept enemy bombers. The Allies gave it the code name: "Jack" The development of the aircraft can be traced back to the time of the Second Sino-Japanese War. It's origin stems from the Imperial Japanese Navy's need for a point defense interceptor to counteract the heavy damage caused by the bomber units of the Republic of China Air Force, leading to the issuing of "the 14-Shi official specification" to the Mitsubishi Heavy-Industires Ltd in April 1940. In reply t
  12. I knew it wouldn't be long before I caved in and built my third drone. First was the Predator, then the monsterous Global Hawk, both of which were fun and quite quick to build. This one looks like it's going to hit the same sweet spots as the other two, and progress has been swift. The intake trunking is full-length with the fans blocking the way, and the fit is really rather good - just remember to check you're not cutting off the pips that hold the fans in place within the trunk, as they look suspiciously like sprue-gates! The sprue gates overall are pretty large, but have been organised
  13. Finally got round to starting this after illness and work kept getting in the way. All parts have been cleaned in soapy water, with the metal and resin parts cleaned of any flash and injection points.
  14. I couldn't resist starting this one, after reviewing it here the other day, and have slapped the cockpit together into assemblies so I can prime and then paint it all. I've added some strengthening to the rear turtle-deck (which is optionally PE), and some strip styrene to the sidewalls of the cockpit, and have decided to replace the provided PE seatbelts with Eduard items because they're overscale and would struggle to fit on the seat-pan. I'm not bothering to remove the cushion from the seat, as my pilot will be a sufferer with haemorrhoids, so in need of the extra comfort. The rear bulk
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